The Namibian Dolphin Project conducts research on whales, dolphins and turtles in Namibia and southern Africa. We aim to promote the conservation of wildlife and the natural integrity of areas of ecological importance.
There are several ways you can support the Namibian Dolphin Project: Make a donation. Sponsor equipment. Report a sighting or stranding. Become an intern. Investigate student projects. Collaborate with us.
We are currently researching bottlenose dolphins, Heavisideís dolphins, dusky dolphins, humpback whales, leatherback turtles and the Namibian Islands Marine Protected Area.
Working with schools, talking to the public, interpretation and awareness. We hope to educate, inspire and promote appreciation of Namibia's diverse marine life.
The Namibian Dolphin Project was started in 2008 and has grown from strength to strength since then.¬† Our core focus is research on coastal dolphins and whales in Namibian waters with the ultimate aim of generating high quality data that is useful to both science and management. We work closely with local NGO‚Äôs, the marine tourism industry and the Namibian government to ensure that our results get to the right people. ¬†The Namibian Dolphin Project is now managed as part of the Sea Search Africa group.
Little is known about Namibia’s cetaceans and much of the data that exist of decades old. Our research focusses on gathering baseline population level data, including abundance, behavior and distribution of marine mammals and turtles to assess their conservation status.